Company Press Release
Ahold and Delhaize announce this morning their intention to combine their businesses through a merger of equals. The merger will create a complementary base of more than 6,500 stores with 375,000 associates, characterized by trusted brands with strong local identities. Mats Jansson, Chairman of Delhaize Group, will become Chairman of Ahold Delhaize. Jan Hommen, Chairman of Royal Ahold, and Jacques de Vaucleroy, Delhaize Group Director, will become Vice Chairmen of Ahold Delhaize. Dick Boer, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Ahold, will become Chief Executive Officer. Frans Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Delhaize Group, will become Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer.
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